Skin tags, medically known as acrochordons, are small, benign growths that often appear on the skin. They are soft, fleshy, and typically hang off the skin’s surface by a thin stalk. Skin tags are common and generally harmless, but they can be bothersome or cosmetically undesirable to some individuals. Here are some key features of skin tags:
- Appearance: Skin tags are small, soft growths that can vary in size from a few millimeters to a few centimeters. They are usually flesh-colored or slightly darker.
- Texture: Skin tags are typically soft and pliable, and they may have a smooth or slightly wrinkled appearance.
- Location: Skin tags commonly occur in areas where skin rubs against skin or clothing, such as the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, and under the breasts. However, they can appear on any part of the body.
- Risk Factors: Skin tags are more common in older individuals and those who are overweight. They may also be more prevalent during pregnancy due to hormonal changes.
- Painless: Skin tags are generally painless, but they can become irritated if they rub against clothing or jewelry.
- Removal: While skin tags can be left alone if they are not causing any discomfort, some people choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are bothersome.
Our Mole & Skin Tag Removal service at Renew MedSpa offers an easy and painless solution for removing skin tags. We apply a prescription strength topical numbing cream for 30 minutes, and then we use a Plasma Pen device to apply plasma energy to the growth, resulting in shrinking, severing, or flattening of the mole or skin tag. An appointment takes about 60-90 minutes – after numbing, we will remove as many moles and skin tags as we can in the span of 30 minutes.
If you’d like to get rid of your moles and skin tags, look no further and schedule an appointment today.